What does “crossing our border” or “entering the United States” mean in 2014? After four decades of working the border in its many forms -- from my career in the Coast Guard, and going back to two years with the Drug Enforcement Administration in El Paso, Texas, in the 1970s -- I now believe we need to start by reimagining it.
BP Plc removed a cap that’s been sending oil from its leaking Gulf of Mexico well to one of two ships on the surface for inspection after an underwater remote- operated vehicle collided with it, U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said.
BP Plc may contain all of the flow from its Gulf of Mexico oil gusher within the next four days by accelerating installation of a tight seal between the damaged wellhead and surface production vessels, said Thad Allen , the government’s national incident coordinator.
BP Plc increased the amount of oil it is capturing from its leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico to thousands of barrels a day as it tries to reduce the damage from the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
BP Plc, seeking to reduce potential water-pollution fines of as much as $18 billion, is trying to convince a judge that less oil spilled in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster than the U.S. claims and that it capped the deep-sea gusher as quickly as possible.